So, What’s the Deal with Medicare and Open Enrollment?

By |November 14th, 2017|

Every year, tens of thousands of my friends and neighbors here in Louisiana turn 65 years old, thus “aging in” to the Medicare program. They will be joining over 55 million Americans already in the program.

If you have Medicare, you probably know that every fall brings a chance to make […]

More Cost Shifted to Kids by the Feds: Healthcare.gov still on the wrong track

By |October 31st, 2017|

Just a few days ago, we got this post on Facebook:
“I want to start by saying thank you for helping my autistic son out so much for so long. He has made significant progress at the therapy center he goes to and he now has hopes for an independent life. […]

Straight Talk: The Jim Engster Show

By |October 18th, 2017|

Mike Bertaut joins Jim Engster to discuss the health care plan currently being considered in Congress. The plan would continue with cost sharing payments to health insurance providers.

The plan would continue with cost sharing payments to health insurance providers.

And the plan currently enjoys bipartisan support in Congress.

Nothing Has Changed

By |October 10th, 2017|

I would be the first to admit that 2017 has been a very confusing year for people who have to make decisions about health insurance.  Much has been made all year long about promise after promise from politicians across the political spectrum (including the president, who threatened to “let Obamacare […]

Straight Talk to Video

By |October 3rd, 2017|

Blue Cross Healthcare Economist Mike Bertaut is on the road, on the job and around Louisiana. Now is your chance to follow along, as he brings the Straight Talk to you and your fellow Louisianians in our new series of videos.

The Holy Grail of Health Insurance: making patients healthier BEFORE […]